Her hard life started when she was only 3 not even knowing what was really going on. She got raped by her mother’s boyfriend later on in life and didn’t talk for a while because she was afraid her words made bad things happen to people. When she was 16 she got pregnant with her son Guy, and told herself she would work hard to take care of her son. From then on she had many jobs including working at restaurants, a dancer, a writer, and an activist. Eventually after working at many different jobs she did something she loved to do.
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was an author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, and poet who had a difficult childhood. Her parents split up when she was young and she was sent with her older brother to live with her grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. She experienced racial prejudices and also suffered
Maya was a great lady known for her acclaimed memoir. Maya Angelou had a rough childhood, her parents were divorced and she and her brother were sent to go live with their grandfather on the mom side. She experiences racial at firsthand and she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend, for her being harass her uncle killed her mother boyfriend and the experience of being harass made her
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was born in St. Louis Missouri to Bailey Johnson and Vivian Johnson. She spent her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas when the community was racially marginalized. She was honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies etc, for her prolific work. Her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for a National Book Award and her book of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ’fore I Die was nominated for Pulitzer Prize in 1972, Tony Award nomination for her role in the play Look Away in 1973, Matrix award in 1983 for excelling in the field of communication, Golden Plate Award in 1990 for accomplishments in sciences, business, industry, arts, literature, sports, entertainment, and public service, Inaugural Poet and three Grammys for her spoken albums in 1993,
Louisa May Alcott was a great writer and some of her books are still popular today. Paragraph 2: Body Paragraph #1 Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832, in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. When she was younger she had overcome many hardships, like when her and her family were going into poverty and
In the last stanza of the poem "I rise" is repeated five times. The last three times are repeated consecutively to leave a greater impact just as Jennifer Bouchard agrees. Proof of her agreement is stated here, "The break from routine and the growing length of the stanzas achieves the effect of the speaker rising out of the poem and give her final words more weight and greater impact on the reader" (Bouchard). It is a beautiful way to end a strong and powerful poem that Angelou has created. Maya Angelou has written many poems that have been impactful to not only women and African Americans, but to all people.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, born on September 24, 1825, was a leading African American poet, author, teacher and political activist. Although she was born to “free” parents in Baltimore, Maryland, she still experienced her share of hardships. She lost her mother at the tender age of three, was raised by her aunt and uncle, and fully employed by thirteen. Though all odds seemed against her, she triumphed over her obstacles, publishing her first book of poetry at the of age twenty and her first novel at the age of sixty-seven. Outside of writing books, she was a civil rights leader and a public speaker in the Anti-Slavery Society.
A girl who grew up in Madison,Wisconsin, awaiting college to be a writer, encountered tragedy in her first year of college: She is brutally attacked and raped. Alice Sebold was inspired by 3 main things her brutal rape, the disappearance of 3 girls and her 0. mother. Alice Sebold wrote in the twenty-first century and lives in Avenue of the Americas, New York. Alice started writing books because of her traumatic youth. Many people including me care about her and her books.
Similarly, Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple tells the story of a young girl, Celie, who lives in the early 1900’s in the South. By the age of 14, she has been raped and pregnant twice by her stepfather Fonso. Celie has a deep relationship and love for her younger sister Nettie, just like Esch is valued and supported by her brothers Randall, Skeet, and Junior. Both girls face struggles with men and are pressured to mature at a very young age due to the responsibilities that life, and men, throws at
This statement represents what “The Secret Life of Bee’s” is all about. Lily, the protagonist of the novel, struggles to find love within her biological family after her mother died when she was four years old and her father, T-Ray, became bitter towards her and the world around him. After Lily was older she gained a boost of confidence when her housekeeper, Rosaleen, who was also the only person who loved lily when she was growing up was beaten down by a group of racist that attacked her. When